Kathleen Garman (1901–1979)
Kathleen Garman (1901–1979)
Kathleen Garman (1901–1979)
Kathleen Garman (1901–1979)
Kathleen Garman (1901–1979)
Kathleen Garman (1901–1979)
Kathleen Garman (1901–1979)
Kathleen Garman (1901–1979)

© The estate of Sir Jacob Epstein / Tate Images. Image credit: Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives

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Kathleen Garman was Jacob Epstein’s long-term mistress and muse. They met in 1921 and married in 1955 after the death of Epstein’s wife. In this portrait, the fifth that Epstein made of Garman, she is shown with arms crossed over her partly unclothed torso. The sculpture was cast in a limited edition of three.

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Kathleen Garman (1901–1979)






H 75.5 x W 49 x D 31.5 cm

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gift from Dr Lawrence Ogilvie, 1975

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